Diagnostics for magnetically confined high-temperature plasmas

dc.contributor.utaustinauthorGentle, K. W.en_US
dc.creatorGentle, K. W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-18T20:09:29Z
dc.date.available2017-07-18T20:09:29Z
dc.date.issued1995-10en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the last 20 years, magnetically confined laboratory plasmas of steadily increasing temperatures and densities have been obtained, most notably in tokamak configurations, and now approach the conditions necessary to sustain a fusion reaction. Even more important to the goal of understanding the physics of such systems, remarkable advances in plasma diagnostics, the techniques for determining the properties of such plasmas, have accompanied these developments. More parameters can be determined with greater accuracy and finer spatial and temporal resolution. The magnetic configuration, the primary local thermodynamic quantities (density, temperature, and drift velocity), and other necessary quantities can now be measured with sufficient accuracy to determine particle and energy fluxes within the plasma and to characterize the basic transport processes. These plasmas are far from thermodynamic equilibrium. This deviation manifests itself in a variety of instabilities on several spatial and temporal scales, many of which are aptly described as turbulence. Many aspects of the turbulence can also be characterized. This article reviews the current state of diagnostics from an epistemoiogical perspective: the capabilities and limitations for measuring each important physical quantity are presented.en_US
dc.description.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2P26QJ8Z
dc.identifier.citationGentle, K. W. "Diagnostics for magnetically confined high-temperature plasmas." Reviews of Modern Physics 67, no. 4 (1995): 809.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/RevModPhys.67.809en_US
dc.identifier.issn0034-6861en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/61080
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Faculty/Researcher Worksen_US
dc.relation.ispartofserialReviews of Modern Physicsen_US
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dc.rights.restrictionopenen_US
dc.subjectfusion test reactoren_US
dc.subjecttftr tokamaken_US
dc.subjecttransport-coefficientsen_US
dc.subjectelectron-temperatureen_US
dc.subjectdensity measurementsen_US
dc.subjectanomalous transporten_US
dc.subjectparticle-transporten_US
dc.subjectdiii-den_US
dc.subjectedgeen_US
dc.subjectjeten_US
dc.titleDiagnostics for magnetically confined high-temperature plasmasen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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